When you discover a young bird that is damaged, the first thing you should do is to confine the bird. Do not attempt to feed the injured bird or administer any form of treatment to it. Instead, place the bird in a box, cover it, and make holes in the box for air circulation. Then, place the box in a warm, quiet spot.
If you come across an injured bird, you should gently place it in a cardboard box, cover it with a lid or a towel, and store it in a location that is cool and secure. When damaged, birds are prone to going into shock extremely quickly, which is frequently what causes them to pass away.
What to do if a bird has an external injury?
On the other hand, if a bird has an injury that can be seen from the outside, it is critical to find a wildlife rehabilitator, which is a term that will be explained in more detail later. If a bird does not fly away as you approach it, this might be an indication that it is wounded. If it does not show any sign of resistance when you try to take it up, then it is most likely damaged.
What to do if a bird has been stunned?
In many instances, the bird is only shocked or is even in a state of shock. It may rapidly heal on its own if it is placed in a calm, safe area (outside) and shielded from the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. If this can be accomplished, the situation will be ideal.